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Is it OK to start figure skating at 13?

Is it OK to start figure skating at 13?

Let’s be honest: if you are 13 or older and you are just thinking to start figure skating, it’s unlikely you’ll make it to the Olympics. In general, in competitive figure skating, anyone over 25 is considered a veteran and most of the skaters quit competing well before they turn 30.

Can I learn to ice skate at 13?

Definitely not too young, olympic figure skaters start at around the age of three. You can start figure skating at any age! Go for it! And as for practicing, four times a week or even just starting off with the weekends.

How often should you practice figure skating?

Recreational figure skaters should aim for at least 3 times per week on the ice, no less than 2. No more than one of these times should be on a public session. Also try to avoid taking to long of or too many breaks from skating. Every time you’re off the ice for a week you’ll spend twice that long playing catch-up.

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How many hours should a figure skater practice?

Figure skaters with Olympic dreams need to practice every day for at least three to four hours. Ballet and off-ice conditioning and training are also recommended. A good sample daily schedule is: 4:30 a.m.: Wake up, get dressed, and eat a light breakfast.

What is the best age to start figure skating?

In the figure skating world it’s known that 4, 5 and 6 years old is a good age to start ice skating lessons. 4-6-year-old children pick things up quickly, they learn basic ice skating moves a lot faster than most 2-3-year-olds.

What age can you start figure skating?

While one can start to figure skate at anytime, 4-years-old is the best age to begin group lessons. Kids have developed some balance by then and generally are happy to be on the ice. Some kids younger than that will benefit with one-on-one instruction. Most rink learn to skate programs begin at 3-4 years of ages.

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What age can you become a figure skater?

The International Skating Union (ISU) is set to discuss raising the age limit of figure skaters following the death of Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya. The minimum competition age in figure skating is 15, but may be raised to 17 to prevent the abuse of young athletes.

Is figure skating a career?

It’s a job, and sometimes it’ll be hard. If you can handle this reality, and still know that skating is the environment in which you want to work, then go, go, go after your dreams!